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AONL Launches Crisis Leadership Resource Compendium

Press Release

Chicago - April 30, 2020

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) today announced the launch of Leading Through Crisis: A Resource Compendium for Nurse Leaders, a free compendium comprised of brief online modules designed to equip nurse leaders with practical tips and effective strategies for addressing challenges unique to a crisis. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation, the compendium’s resources are also beneficial to nurses in clinical roles and other clinical leaders.

“As the health care community endeavors to meet the complex needs of its patients, workforce and communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, nurse leaders remain at the helm,” said AONL CEO Robyn Begley. “AONL is pleased to provide this toolkit to help nurse leaders find the balance, strength and stamina needed to lead with confidence and care in times such as this.”

Resource topics include:

  • Addressing moral distress
  • Grieving, coping and caring for oneself
  • Learning from culture shock
  • Channeling inner strength
  • Managing anxiety and stress
  • Embracing mindfulness and self-compassion

AONL will continue to add additional resources during the coming weeks.

About the American Organization for Nursing Leadership

As the national professional organization of more than 12,000 nurse leaders, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is the voice of nursing leadership. Our membership encompasses nurse leaders working in hospitals, health systems, academia and other care settings across the care continuum. Since 1967, the organization has led the field of nursing leadership through professional development, advocacy and research that advances nursing leadership practice and patient care. AONL is an affiliate of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit